When Ethan Allen Dewey was born on 9 February 1845, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Addison Andrew Dewey, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Catherine Moore, was 28. He married Ellen Augusta Bisbee on 9 February 1870, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 7 years. He died on 21 March 1887, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Paucatuck Cemetery, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.
Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David . In some cases the name may arise from the dedication of parish churches in places called Llanddewi (Saint David's), of which there are several.
Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, a habitational name from a city so named in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.
In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch De Weij (archaic De Wey): cognate of Van der Weij (see Wey ).
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